Tuesday, 18 October 2011

what I did at work last week / Halloween

Finally, finally had a little bit of time at work to get the Halloween designs done, so they could be photographed, blogged about and put into the shop window. Here are some photos that belong to And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon, but I'm sure they won't mind me re-blogging. Wish there were some better photos of the monsters though.

There should be a 'boo' as well. Maybe it didn't survive the photoshoot?

Check the one-eyed monster, bottom right.

mini ones in an egg box

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Autumn Flavours

This is a bit behind the times, but now that my ABC blog is finally up and running, I can link to some of the autumn flavours that I developed in September for And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon, where I work 3 days a week.

When we're testing cakes, the remainders (after we've "deliberated, cogitated and digested"), are auctioned out via Twitter. If you're lucky enough to win, you get free cake; the only payment being your feedback. (Any Didsbury-dwelling friends take note, this is a good deal!)

We got lovely feedback from these 2 blogs:

Didsbury Life

Peripheral Vision (I pinched one of their images for this post - thanks)

As I'm the cupcake girl, I developed the Apple Pie and Custard and the Bramble cakes. The other Able Bakers developed the 'big' cakes (I am in love with the grasshopper cake, and will be attempting it at home soon. You can find the recipe here - yum)

Able Baker Charlie

Hello world.

As my profile says, I used to bake cakes from home (and blog about them here), but now I bake cakes at work 3 days a week and I wanted somewhere to write about all my baking, without it being confusing as to what is my business (now on hiatus), and what I'm doing for And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon.

Why Able Baker Charlie? Well, there's the baker reference, of course, he's a character in a Richard Scarry book that I remember from my childhood (and which my kids now love too), and it's the start of the old British phonetic alphabet. Anyone who knows me, will know that I'm a sucker for all of that stuff.